Canadiens Deal Flyers Sixth Straight Defeat

Hurricanes edge Panthers, Islanders quiet Thrashers
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Feb 17, 2008 7:24 AM CST
Montreal Canadiens' Francis Bouillon, left, comes to help goalie Carey Price during third period NHL hockey action against the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 in Montreal. The Canadians won...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Carey Price made 34 saves and held off a 5-on-3 power play in the closing minutes to lift the Montreal Canadiens past the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 last night, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. The loss was the sixth straight for Philly. Andrei Kostitsyn scored a power-play goal in the second period to give the Canadiens all the offense they would need. In other NHL action:

  • The Carolina Hurricanes scored two goals in the third period to nip the Florida Panthers 5-4, their 13th straight home win over Florida. Ray Whitney scored the winner with 4:21 left.
  • Rick DiPietro just missed a shutout, but he still picked the win as the New York Islanders beat the Atlanta Thrashers 4-1. DiPietro had nine saves and an assist.